The parent of a Little League baseball player in Antioch was charged with battery after he allegedly attacked a coach from the opposing team Sunday for making an "inappropriate" comment to his son, police said.
Scott Knudsvig, 42, of Bristol, Wis., had a child on the Antioch 13- and 14-year-old baseball team that was playing a Grant Township team at Antioch Upper Grade School on Sunday.
Antioch Police Department Comdr. Jim Ruth said Knudsvig told him a coach on the Grant Township team made a remark to his son so he approached the coach after the game. Knudsvig then punched the coach in the face and pushed him down onto the ground. The coach's glasses broke and another parent broke up the fight.
Knudsvig was charged with battery and criminal damage to property, Ruth said.
According to an e-mail signed "disgusted spectator of the game" the parent and the first-base coach for Grant Township had been trading remarks the whole game. At the end of the game when both teams congratulate each other, the parent charged onto the field and "took down" the coach.
The e-mailer, who did not agree to be named, also blamed the coach for not rising above the comments and for encouraging the rage.